Dr Si Thu Win Tin

Research Fellow
Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Menzies Center for Health Policy, The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 86271924

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Biographical details

Dr Si Thu Win Tin is a public health physician and has been working at the University of Sydney since August 2011. His works centre on preventing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases projects in Pacific Island Countries (PICs).

Prior to joining the University of Sydney, he worked as Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Advisor for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community andleaded in the development and implementation of regional and national NCD plans for PICs. He was the Director of Public Health as well as Acting Secretary for Health and Medicial Services for the Nauru Ministry of Health. He also worked as a public health physician for the international humanitarian aid organisations such as World Vision and Aide Medicale Internationale in Asia.

Dr Win Tin has wide experience in international public health and implemented public health programs successfully particularly in NCD prevention and control programs in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a PhD candidate and his research focuses on impact and sustainability of a diabetes care program in PICs.

Research interests

Dr Win Tin has research interest in the areas of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases prevention and control, public health, epidemiology, and health and sustainability in Asia-Pacific region. His current research focuses on impact and sustainability of a diabetes care program in PICs including the Solomon Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu.

Teaching and supervision

Master of Sustainability SUST5004 Unit of Study on Populations and Health

Professional training and continuing education for Pacific Island Countries personnel: diabetes care and project management training courses

Australian Awards Fellowships training programs on Non Communicable Diseases

Medical student elective placements in Pacific Island Countries

Current projects

Dealing with Diabetes: Building Capacity in the Pacific Island Countries to improve diabetes outcomes and strengthen prevention efforts

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Pacific Island Countries: An Environmental Approach

International links

Kiribati

(Ministry of Health and Medical Services ) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control

Micronesia Federated States of

(Department of Health and Social Affairs ) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control, and outgoing University of Sydney elective medical students to the Federated States of Micronesia Department of Health

Nauru

(Ministry of Health and Medical Services) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control

New Caledonia

(The Secretariat of the Pacific Community ) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control in PICs

Solomon Islands

(Ministry of Health and Medical Services) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control

Tonga

(Ministry of Health) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control, and outgoing University of Sydney elective medical students to the Tonga Ministry of Health

Vanuatu

(Ministry of Health) Collaborate on diabetes and NCD prevention and control

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Win Tin, S., Kenilorea, G., Gadabu, E., Tasserei, J., Colagiuri, R. (2014). The prevalence of diabetes complications and associated risk factors in Pacific Islands countries. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103, 114-118. [More Information]
  • Win Tin, S., Gadabu, E., Iro, G., Tasserei, J., Colagiuri, R. (2013). Diabetes related amputations in Pacific Islands countries: A root cause analysis of precipitating events. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 100(2), 230-234. [More Information]

2014

  • Win Tin, S., Kenilorea, G., Gadabu, E., Tasserei, J., Colagiuri, R. (2014). The prevalence of diabetes complications and associated risk factors in Pacific Islands countries. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 103, 114-118. [More Information]

2013

  • Win Tin, S., Gadabu, E., Iro, G., Tasserei, J., Colagiuri, R. (2013). Diabetes related amputations in Pacific Islands countries: A root cause analysis of precipitating events. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 100(2), 230-234. [More Information]

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